A Malaysia Airlines flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday. The Ukrainian Interior Minister adviser posted on Facebook: Flight was "shot down" by "terrorists." There were 280 passengers killed as well as 15 crew members.
CNN journalists are covering the story from the following locations:
Phil Black – @PhilBlackCNN
Nic Robertson – @NicRobertsonCNN
Ivan Watson – @IvanCNN
Chris Cuomo – @ChrisCuomo
Erin McLaughlin – @ErinCNN
Saima Mohsin – @SaimaMohsin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
Kyung Lah – @kyunglahCNN
Andrew Stevens – @AndrewCNN
Diana Magnay – @dimagnayCNN
Christiane Amanpour – @camanpour
Fareed Zakaria – @FareedZakaria
Jake Tapper – @jaketapper
Barbara Starr – @barbarastarcnn
Rene Marsh – @rene_marshCNN
Michelle Kosinski – @mkosinskicnn
Jim Sciutto – @jimscuitto
Elise Labott – @eliselabottcnn
Brian Todd – @briantoddCNN
Tom Foreman – @tomforemancnn
Jim Acosta – @JimAcostaCNN
Richard Roth – @RichardRothCNN
Dr. Sanjay Gupta – @drsanjaygupta
Laurie Segall – @LaurieSegallCNN
Alison Kosik – @AlisonKosik
Jason Carroll – @jasoncarrollcnn
Deb Feyerick – @DebFeyerickCNN
CNN Worldwide has been honored with eleven nominations for the 35th Annual News and Documentary Awards. CNN’s diverse nominations include:
Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
Anderson Cooper 360
Boston Bombing Victim Vows to Dance Again
Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis
Anderson Cooper 360
Guns Under Fire: An AC360 Town Hall
Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story
CNN's Coverage of Typhoon Haiyan
Outstanding Science and Technology Programming
Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
Anderson Cooper 360
Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Long Form
Outstanding Video Journalism: News
Mark Phillips, CNN – Reporting from Afghanistan and the Philippines
Outstanding Lighting Directions & Scenic Design
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
Outstanding Newscast or News Magazine in Spanish
CNN en Español
Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in Spanish
CNN en Español
Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Episodic
CNN Films: Blackfish
In addition to these eleven News and Documentary Emmy nominations, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy have been nominated for a combined nine Primetime and Creative Arts Emmy Awards. FULL POST
Eighteen years ago, TWA Flight 800 exploded in the sky over the shores of Long Island, New York, shortly after taking off. Bound for Paris, 230 people were on board and no one survived.
The suspicion of terrorism was almost immediate as many eye-witnesses described a streak of light heading towards the plane before it blew up. In the weeks, months and then years afterwards, the biggest and most intense investigation in aviation history at the time, ensued.
Eventually, the U.S. government offered their best explanation for what happened to TWA Flight 800 but to this day, many still question if they got it right.
CNN Special Report: Witnessed: The Crash of TWA Flight 800 reconstructs the events that unfolded on that fateful day and the four year investigation that followed it by speaking with eyewitnesses, investigators and family members. The special includes interviews with Leon Panetta, James Kallstrom, head of the FBI’s TWA Flight 800 investigation and Joe Lychner who lost his wife and two daughters on the flight.
CNN Special Report: Witnessed: The Crash of TWA Flight 800 will air on July 15 at 9pm ET on CNN
The special will re-air on Tuesday at 12am and on Sunday, July 20 at 7pm ET. The hour will also air on CNN international on Thursday, July 17 at 10pm ET.
CNN's Jim Scuitto speaks with Anderson Cooper on AC360 about Vice President Joe Biden's call with Iraq Prime Minister Al-Maliki, two other leaders.
Anderson Cooper will anchor AC360° live from Baghdad beginning tonight. Cooper, joined by Nic Robertson in Baghdad and Arwa Damon in Irbil, will report on the latest from the volatile country, and what the United States’ options are to slow ISIS’ advance as they boost security at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
Anderson Cooper 360° airs at 8pm ET on CNN.
A day after Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 slamming Magic Johnson, the NBA legend, Johnson said Tuesday that he feels sorry for the 80-year-old billionaire.
"It's sad. It really is. I'm going to pray for this ... man," Johnson told CNN's Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview.
The entrepreneur, philanthropist and NBA Hall of Fame point guard sat down with Anderson Cooper in Los Angeles. Johnson had advice for Donald Sterling: Sell the team, take the money and enjoy the rest of your life.
CNN's Anderson Cooper sat down for an exclusive interview with Donald Sterling in Los Angeles. The LA Clippers owner says he's sorry for making racist comments. "That's not the way I talk," he says. I was 'baited' into 'a terrible mistake.'
"When I listen to that tape, I don't even know how I can say words like that. ... I don't know why the girl had me say those things."
CLIP: Donald Sterling on if he has apologized to Magic Johnson:
Watch the full interview on Monday's AC360 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Anderson Cooper 360° has been reporting on allegations of veterans dying while waiting for care at VA hospitals. Drew Griffin spoke with a doctor who claimed one hospital was even keeping a secret waiting list.
For the past six months, AC360°'s Drew Griffin has repeatedly asked Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to talk about the allegations. This week two veterans groups, including the American Legion, and two U.S. senators called on Shinseki to resign.
Now he's breaking his silence, but he is still not speaking with Drew.
Tonight on Anderson Cooper 360°, former Clippers G.M. Elgin Baylor and his wife Elaine spoke exclusively to Anderson Cooper for the first time since news of the Sterling tape broke.
Baylor is an 11-time NBA All Star and a Basketball Hall of Famer. For more than two decades, he was the General Manager of the L.A. Clippers. He says he was fired unfairly and filed a wrongful-termination suit against the team, naming Donald Sterling directly in his complaint.
He talked to Cooper about his experience working for Sterling and how Sterling would bring women into the locker room and point out the black players saying “Look at those beautiful black bodies.”
Two U.S. Senators are now calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation. This comes a day after the American Legion, the nation's largest veterans group, called on Shinseki to step down. It follows Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin's reports on allegations of vets dying while waiting for care from VA hospitals.
Link to Drew’s report below –